Join a BBM group

By default, anyone in a group can invite their BBM contacts to join the group, so you can meet new people without having to necessarily add them as BBM contacts. If a group already has 30 members, you won't be able to join until someone leaves the group. You can also start your own group.

Whoever creates the group can automatically control group membership, update the group's profile picture or name, and disband the group and delete all of the shared data. Additional admins can be added after that.

  1. Swipe down from the top of the screen.
  2. Tap Scan to Invite.
  3. Scan the group's barcode (if you have it), or show your BBM barcode and ask a group member to scan it.
After you finish: To see the groups that you're currently in, tap Groups.

Create a group

When you create a group, you automatically become an administrator for the group.

  1. Tap Groups > More actions > Create New Group.
  2. Tap the profile picture. Tap Add Picture and select a picture from your device.
  3. Type a group name.
  4. Tap Save.

View current members

  1. In a group, tap the group picture or name.
  2. Tap Members.

Add members

You can add members to a BBM group by typing someone's contact information, or by selecting an existing contact. You can also add members by scanning their BBM barcodes.
  1. In a group, tap Invite.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • Type in the field or tap Select Contacts to find a contact in your address book. Tap Send.
    • Tap Scan to Invite. Follow the directions.
After you finish:
Tip: To invite a BBM contact to multiple groups, touch and hold a name and tap Invite to Group.

Become an admin

You can ask an admin to make you an admin; otherwise, you will need to know the administrator password that's been set for the BBM group.
  1. In a group, tap More actions > Group Settings.
  2. Beside the Administration Password field, tap Enter.
  3. Type the password.
  4. Tap Enter.

Make someone an admin

  1. In a group, tap More actions > Group Settings.
  2. Do one of the following:
    • To make someone an admin, beside the Administrators field, tap Edit. Tap Add.
    • To set an administrator password that members can use to become an admin, beside the Administration Password field, tap Create.

Leave a group

The group and all of its data is removed from your BlackBerry device when you leave a group.Other members continue to see the items that you shared, including pictures and lists.

If you're an administrator for the group, you can choose to delete the group and all of its data when you leave.

  1. Tap Groups.
  2. Touch and hold a group name.
  3. Tap Leave Group.


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